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Whitmer pitches civility, green energy to UP civic leaders


Governor Gretchen Whitmer asked Upper Peninsula civic leaders to support her 2021 agenda, including clean energy and workforce training plans. And she asked them to hold to account politicians who fail to condemn hate and violence in public life.

Whitmer’s message was consistent with what she’s said elsewhere – that threats and violence have become normalized, and bitter rhetoric stands in the way of fixing problems.

“So, we’ll all be better off if we bring down the temperature of public discourse so we can stay focused on the things that really matter.”

The governor also pitched her proposals for education and training assistance, which she said would boost opportunities for workers coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic. And energy plans that include a statewide network of electric vehicle charging stations.